Team Profile

TEAM WildForestGym Podiums Jan 2016Team WildForestGym was the 1st Elite OCR Racing team in the UK founded by Coach Michael owner and founder of WildForestGym.

Coach Michael is the founder and former Head Coach to Spartan Race UK, Official Training provider to Nuclear Races and Head Coach to OCR Team UK.

TEAM WildForestGym is renowned for its development and building of some of the UK’s established and up and coming OCR racers including former TEAM member Thomas Blanc, Spartan Race UK Champion 2014 and Tristan Steed 2015. Current TEAM members include. Bethany Holland, Australian Western Australian Sprint Champion 2014, Mark Johnson UK & European Spartan Race Age Group Champion 2014; and Ross Cohen UK’s youngest Spartan Trifecta (14yrs), Charlie Heatley – TEAM Captain, Dustin Bird, Emma Abbott, Stacy Owen, Laura Roberts, Alys Hernandez, Andrew French, Sam Farrington, Das Gonnella, Matt Inglesden & Steve Grainger.

In 2014 TEAM Wild Forest Gym racked up 53 podium places with 32 Wins! 2015 was similarly a great year for racing with its newest members Charlie Heatley, Stacey Owen, Alys Hernandez, Sam Farrington regularly hitting and topping the podium. Whilst Bethany Holland took Spartan Race European Races by a storm.

TEAM WildForestGym at UK OCR ChampionshipsCoach Michaels objectives with TEAM WildForestGym is to inspire, create, develop and mould future elite champions and age group racers including juniors.

TEAM WildForestGym is unique in regard to it’s approach to racing and training enabling each athlete optimizing their performance at there chosen distance.

TEAM development and training takes place at TEAM WildForestGym’s permanent and unique home and training venue at WildForestGym hosted at Nuclear Races, Brentwood, Essex. This enables TEAM athletes to train 6-days per week and attend weekly TEAM coached sessions.

Set in 20 acres of pristine forest in grounds of over 2000 acres TEAM WildForestGym is the only elite racing team with an extensive training facility that includes: a 2.3k Obstacle Training/Race Course with 36 Obstacles; 346m Jump Course with 32 technical jumps; Natural Movement Outdoor Gym; Coach Michael’s Quarry for scrambling and ridge work and miles of undulating forest and cross country trails.

TEAM Applications

We are currently undertaking TEAM Wild Forest Gym TRIALS. Are you an aspiring athlete. Do you think you have it in you to be at the top of your game. We are currently recruiting elite, age group and junior racers. Click here to apply.

TEAM Athletes

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TEAM Facebook Page

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All sponsorship proposals to be made to coach and manager Michael Cohen, click here.

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